<i>The Graveyard Book</i> by Neil Gaiman

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman has made a very impressive transition from writing popular graphic novels like Sandman to some very successful adult-oriented fantasy novels, including the recent Anansi Boys. Along the way he’s also produced all sorts of other interesting expressions of his storytelling skills, including movies based on his books like the forthcoming animated film based on his childrens graphic novel …


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Review: Compositor

In my ongoing quest for a low priced and powerful alternative to Photoshop I recently stumbled on an interesting graphic design package called Compositor from Artly There Software. The name Compositor is a reference to the process of photo compositing where images are combined together to create a new composite image, as in blue or green screening in movies. You …


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Ladies of Grace Adieu by Sussana Clarke

Sussana Clarke developed a unique alternative version of 19th century England with a touch of faerie and magic in Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell and continues that setting with a collection of charming short stories in The Ladies of Grace Adieu. The sheer length of Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell and the Dickensian style in which it is written makes …


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Designers: GIMP is Not the Answer

Just as I did a while ago with Desktop Publishing programs, I’ve started a search for a low-priced or freeware alternative to Photoshop with which both Mac and Windows users can do effective graphic design work without having to pay an outrageous price. By my calculation, if you bought Photoshop and kept it up to date over the course of …


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